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Everything posted by stabbald

  1. Yikes, usually the quality involved in FFG's products is one of it's main selling points. These don't live up to that at all. Shame. Hopefully it's a one-off slip-up.
  2. Because it's gaming the system and potentially denying other people better finishes and the potential of making the cut. All of the games should be played fully to keep everything fair.
  3. The success of the U-Boats and Palp-Aces is just going to make them more prevalent next time.
  4. Yuck. Only two lists in the top 8 weren't U-Boats or Palp-Aces. I'm not a sky is falling kind of guy but that's just boring. Hopefully the Top 16 and 32 had a little more diversity.
  5. A fair amount of luck as well. Getting a big hit on Carnor super early complete with stunned pilot is what really gave him the game.
  6. Boba killed the Emperor on the live stream! The bounty on that must have bankrupted the Rebel Alliance.
  7. I'm really hoping the top 8 wasn't all Palp-Aces and U-Boats. That would be super depressing. Reminds me of Han/Whisper.
  8. Menace wasn't as bad as people make it out to be. Yeah Jar Jar was lame and there were some questionable character direction but it had a cohesive plot unlike AotC and the Duel with Maul was one of the best saber fights in the entire series. I hated that lightsaber fight. Was it choreographed well? Sure. That's all it had going for it though, the complete lack of emotion from anyone involved killed it for me. Both of the Vader vs Luke fights were *miles* better.
  9. It's unavoidable due to the size of the event.
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    damage decks

    Except if you run swarms... No even then. Gaming the system is for squares. And by 'gaming the system' you mean 'using a rule as FFG explicitly stated they intend you to', right? They blatantly didn't intend it though, otherwise they wouldn't have attempted to phase it out.
  11. I for one would *hate* to see the N1 in this game. That, along with Podracers and JarJar are too strong of a reminder about how terrible the prequels were. That said I wouldn't have a problem with many other prequel ships, probably because they tend not to have a strong connection with the Phantom Menace.
  12. Smart. I made the mistake of watching the first season of it. It's basically what you'd expect from Disney star wars. Example; there's a lightsaber that's also a gun. Because how cool is a lightsaber gun when you're 6 years old. Which I suppose is the point - I don't care for rebels as I'm in my 30s, but it's probably not a bad show for its target audience of 3-11 year olds. What's wrong with a lightsaber gun?
  13. Hmm... wondering if I should drop Corran from my list with all of these dangerous Wampas out there. Maybe Poe is a better idea.
  14. That's a term specific to movies. Siege of Lothal doesn't count.
  15. it seems the disney designers failed hard. -we need moar new ships! -erm, we got ghost -more! - we have a liny lambda. -...alright, we got it. add everything from Ep V+ and add "prototype" to that. -yessir! and that's how we got "prototype" B and "prototype" A. The "multi-cannon" used in this episode put a serious strain on the B-Wing's systems. It had some major engine problems, and firing the weapon also killed the ship's hyperdrive. It's not unreasonable to assume that the weapon, while powerful, had some major drawbacks that could not be solved, and it was judged to be impractical for mass production. Also, the ship destroyed was only a light cruiser, not a full Star Destroyer. It's more in line with a Raider. At worse, you'd be trading a B-wing and 2 pilots to destroy an entire cruiser...it makes no sense that weapons like that wouldn't be utilized by ANH. I know this is a kids show and we're supposed to suspend belief and logic, but the shark is now officially jumped. You're not using that term correctly. It's only possible to see when something has jumped the shark in hindsight.
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    Does anyone know if the Hoth Open is going to be live streamed?
  17. Ah, we're going for a 'Trump Defence' are we? EDIT: More to the point, what "arguments" have you actually presented? You've offered an opinion that turrets aren't fun and take away from core reasons to play the game. You've not actually argued anything at all. Perhaps that's why nobody has addressed them; because there is nothing to address. Why should anybody even bother engaging with you over your opinion, when you've made it quite clear through your commentary that you're not actually interested in a reasonable discussion or conversation? You're convinced turrets are terrible, rubbish those who like playing them, and no matter what anyone else says or does, noting will change this. This game had built into it a heavy emphasis on predicting your opponent's maneuvers well and maneuvering your own ship well such that it got actions and firing arcs on things. That's quite clearly the main point of this game, and fat turrets ignore all of that. If someone isn't playing this game to enjoy predicting opponent's maneuvers or maneuvering his own ships well, then why is he playing? I suppose that is the 'Trump Defense'. I don't think it's relevant that Trump is obnoxious, I think it's relevant that the ideas he supports are awful yet it seems that a significant portion of the attention he gets is about how rude he is as he's advocating torture or building a wall between the US and Mexico because deytukerjerbs or whatever else awful crap he wants to do. The basis for your argument is completely wrong. Dash for example cares a lot about what his opponent is doing. He's extremely vulnerable to bumping and has the range one doughnut hole to worry about. On top of that there is this little upgrade called Autothrusters that give him a bonus for having his opponents in arc. Pretending that he can just select any maneuver and leave it at that is completely misleading. Just look at last years worlds game when it came down to Whisper vs Dash, that entire game was all about maneuvering. Dash needed to bump with Whisper to be able to get past without being killed and take the game to long range shots.
  18. YT-2400 Edit: For what it's worth if you select the card in https://geordanr.github.io/xwing/ it'll tell you what has it.
  19. How many people attended? Only 16. Small store.
  20. Results for our local store championship.... Winner... Omicron Group Pilot (21) Emperor Palpatine (8) "Wampa" (14) Darth Vader (29) Veteran Instincts (1) Advanced Targeting Computer (1) TIE/x1 (0) "Omega Leader" (21) Juke (2) Comm Relay (3) Total: 100 View in Yet Another Squad Builder Second Place... IG-88A (36) Crack Shot (1) Fire-Control System (2) Heavy Laser Cannon (7) Glitterstim (2) Autothrusters (2) IG-2000 (0) IG-88B (36) Crack Shot (1) Fire-Control System (2) Heavy Laser Cannon (7) Glitterstim (2) Autothrusters (2) IG-2000 (0) Total: 100 View in Yet Another Squad Builder Third Place... Not going to post this one as it was exactly the same as the one above except it had IG-88C instead of IG-88A. Fourth Place... Poe Dameron (31) R5-P9 (3) Autothrusters (2) "Red Ace" (29) R2-D2 (4) Comm Relay (3) Autothrusters (2) Gold Squadron Pilot (18) Twin Laser Turret (6) R3-A2 (2) BTL-A4 Y-Wing (0) Total: 100 View in Yet Another Squad Builder
  21. Why do you completely ignore the downsides to these abilities? BTL requires you to buy a turret and removes arc. Defender requires you to buy a turret and is a fix for an overcosted ship. Dengar requires you to have the enemy in arc and be attacked by them. Ghost requires you to pay for a phantom and keep it docked. Corran requires none of these things, yes he can't fire in the next turn but that's not a problem at all as that's when he's evading and regen'ing.
  22. I cannot recommend Mayday sleeves, they are much cheaper but they are also much flimsier. You're much better off buying decent sleeves in my opinion.
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